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Sho Boki Sponsoring Member of TMP14 Sep 2019 5:57 a.m. PST

Sparta suggest me on forums to follow Baccus and create 20mm 4 trooper bases. I want to create 10mm 3 trooper monolith bases, ready for game. What do you think?

I suspect, that these 20mm Baccus bases are for Polemos rules and doing this, I go to course of competition with Baccus. I don't want this. I don't want competition with Baccus and Adler. Making figures is my hobby for living and making 6mm figures is hobby inside hobby.

Also Baccus figures are on base in loose order, I want tight monolith base.
I am not able to cast these Baccus style separate figures strips properly also.

And what is more important, these Polemos bases takes too much space for EMPEROR rules, for what I create my trio bases. To play full Waterloo on 60 x 80 cm table for example.

von Winterfeldt14 Sep 2019 7:12 a.m. PST

create your own bases but make miniatures which would fit into existing ranges from height and proportions, otherwise it would be a waste of time.
Very nice detail on the colours, but – wouldn't paper colours save sculpting and painting time?

Sho Boki Sponsoring Member of TMP14 Sep 2019 9:55 a.m. PST

There are no other way, 6mm is 6mm for everybody.

I haved previous figures with paper colours, empty handed flagbearers and with empty flagpole. Not happy with them, hard to use. I must be able to grab flags with fingers without fear to broke them.
How to paint them? I don't know. These are the first ones.

marmont1814 Sponsoring Member of TMP15 Sep 2019 10:14 a.m. PST

I prefer the Bacchus pole as putting paper flags on is no problem, not that painting them is much of a stretch in 6mm either. Never had an issue with Bacchus 6mm flag poles

Sho Boki Sponsoring Member of TMP15 Sep 2019 9:48 p.m. PST

And how often you grab these flags with fingers?
I suppose that you grab not figures but bases, only then you don' t have problems.

My 6mm are intended to use without usual high basing but glued on thin sheet of metal. To play, storage and transport on magnetic tables. So you grab figures to move them and paper flags will be destroyed soon.

Chad4716 Sep 2019 7:18 a.m. PST

Have heard of magnetic bases but never heard of or seen a magnetic table. How many of your customers use thin metal bases and a
Magnetic table? Never had a problem with 6mm paper flags and most certainly would have no intention of painting cast flags, even if they were flat and not folded.

Sho Boki Sponsoring Member of TMP16 Sep 2019 8:22 a.m. PST

Of cource you never heard. It was almost impossible to do these earlier also, until big and cheap magnetic sheets becomes available. But I invented this way for me and will use.
And of cource this is not mandatory, only possibility.

I maked many 6mm flagstands with paper flags before but only two of them is not destroyed completely for now and it is very uncomfortable to use them.

This flagstand is intended to be the separate Centre Point Marker for units, with all needed data about unit on rear of it base. There are no more place to grab this base comfortably beside flags.

Of cource, if one want to play smaller battles with the same rules or on bigger tables, then the Centre Point Marker may be without flags at all , with only General and unit's staff on it. Flags then will be inside of subunits – big bases of Battalions and freely may be paper ones.

My intention is to offer proper tools for big battles on small tables. On real 1:10.000 maps for 6mm figures.

One trio with 1cm front embodies an average 600 men battalion with 100m front. 4 battalions in line. It really must be 120m per battalion and Centre Point Marker aka Flagpoint will add missing metres as 5th base in line.
So one unit will take 5cm on table which is 500m in real.

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